Daniel Humm's round, smiling face looks remarkably rested for a man who's just endured a 16-hour flight from New York, touching down at 7pm the night before our interview.Friday, 15 March, 2013, 10:05am
Empyrean Isles Herbie Hancock Blue Note
The most influential of Herbie Hancock's classic Blue Note albums of the 1960s - Empyrean Isles (1964) and Maiden Voyage (1965) - were recorded while he was a member of Miles Davis' 'Second Great Quintet', and used that group's bassist Ron Carter and drummer Tony Williams.29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
Return to Forever Chick Corea ECM
The original album by Return to Forever is one of the landmark recordings of early jazz-rock/fusion/electric jazz - call it what you will.1 Jul 2012 - 12:00am
At the age of 69 Jack Bruce can be forgiven for wanting to relive some past glories.
The bassist, singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist enjoyed his greatest fame in the 1960s with Cream - the groundbreaking trio with guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker which fused free jazz improvisation with blues structures, and rock rhythms and volume.24 Jun 2012 - 12:00am
Six years have passed since saxophonist Kenny Garrett's last studio album as a leader, 2006's Grammy-nominated Beyond The Wall, but he has hardly been idle since then.22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am
For many jazz and blues fans, hearing New Orleans singer and piano man Dr John was a highlight of the Hong Kong Arts Festival.26 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
In jazz, unlike tennis, the lines between playing 'in' and 'out' are blurred, there being no umpire to make the call.
For musicians, playing 'out' originally meant simply stepping outside the boundaries set by a composition's harmonic structure.8 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
A Happy New Year to all and a reminder that good music can take your mind off that hangover.1 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
When an elderly jazz musician dies, fans generally mourn the loss of a link to glories of the past rather than music the artist had yet to create.4 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
In recent years hundreds of hours of studio outtakes and previously unreleased concert recordings by the late Miles Davis have been made available, usually in expensive box sets. The majority of the outtakes are a testament to the good taste of the producers who originally opted to leave them in the tape vault.6 Nov 2011 - 12:00am